Women and the Mafia: Female Roles in Organized Crime Structures

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Giovanni Fiandaca
Springer New York, Nov 29, 2010 - Social Science - 300 pages

The insightful essays in this book shine a new light on the roles of women within criminal networks, roles that in reality are often less traditional than researchers used to think. The book seeks to answer questions from a wide range of academic disciplines and traces the portrait of women tied to organized crime in Italy and around the world. The book offers up accounts of mafia women, and also tales of severe abuse and violence against women.

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